Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.95/5 rDev -2.2%
Paid $6.99 for a 6'er for Turkey Day...
BEER KARMA 100th POINT
The beer pours a clear beautiful ambe rbrown base with a medium white head, good retention and lacing effects. The aroma was not really distinct so I give it an average.
However, the taste is very full which I like personally; it has notes of hops, a little malt, a little fruity and a little sweet; a real nice blend. The M&D life this beer to a new dimension. I have never been more impressed by a mainstream beer than this. It is extremely smooth all over and this is an ideal session beer, watch out @ 5.6%...
Final Thought: It's been over two years since I drank a SNPA but I am glad I refounded this relationship that will continue for quite some time.
11-27-2004 05:28:45 | More by mobyfann
3.38/5 rDev -16.3%
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
12 oz bottle
Recent bottling, savored 07/06
Medium pour in a shaker.
Poured with hues of amber and copper, with consistant off-white head.
Smelt of fruity citrus and a hint of biscuity malt.
Taste begins with soft citrusy piney hops a subtle sweet bready malt kick, with enduring sour pineness. A soft approach and gentle release on the palate. Mouthfeel was slightly creamy and average carbonation.
Overall, a classic American pale ale that sets a standard, but gives room for improvement.
08-02-2006 05:11:17 | More by xav33
3.98/5 rDev -1.5%
Tried this beer once before and was very disappointed. Decided to try it again just to see if I'd gotten an old bottle. I'm glad I did - this sample was much more enjoyable.
Pours a nice orange color with not a whole lot of head - dissipates almost immediately. Smell is of citrusy hops. Taste is similar. The citrus and cascade hops are really noticeable, but it's not really bitter. There's a slight hint of spice here. Quite drinkable, especially if you're a fan of the style.
10-07-2009 00:01:50 | More by Mavajo
4.35/5 rDev +7.7%
Review Number 50.
One of my go to beers for the past 5 years, figured I would give it a well deserved review
Appearance-Vibrant Golden amber color with a 2 inch creamy off white head. Leaves some nice lacing.
Smell-Citrusy Hops(grapefruit, lemon), Pine and a Caramel Malt aroma. Very nice for a APA.
Taste-Off the bat you get the caramel malts, then you get hit with some citrus with a piney hop finish. Not too bitter, very nice finish leaving you wanting that next sip.
Mouthfeel-My mouth is coated with some nice piney hops. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
Overall-I can see myself 50 years from now still enjoying this beer. It goes great with food too. I do my grading to style and this is definitely one of the best, if not the best Pale Ale. I would drink this next to a buddy drinking a Pliny and I would be completely satisfied.
04-30-2011 20:15:12 | More by SWMeyer4141
2.75/5 rDev -31.9%
Appearance: Hazy, light gold colored beer. Lots and lots of floating sediment. This bottled was handled and poured properly. Yet...tons of sediment. Not to thrilled here.
Smell: Mild....nothing noteworthy. Very subtle citrus and malt.
Taste: Average. OK bitterness...some biscuit...not very memorable.
Mouthfeel: Decent but nothing special.
Drinkability: Really disappointed here. Had hopes of making this a go-to APA due to price & availablity. I've had much better. Just too many floaters and not enough flavor for a PA. I'll pass next time.
03-14-2011 06:46:30 | More by Brunite
4.18/5 rDev +3.5%
Ah, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. A staple for me at gas stations, crappy bars and restaurants. Pours a transparent golden color. Completely see-through. Smell is slightly grassy and hoppy. Taste is initial bitterness followed by malty backbone and ends again with the bitterness of the hops. Some bready characteristics. Overall, this is a great stand-by brew for any occasion.
04-29-2009 03:22:10 | More by jdubjacket
4.47/5 rDev +10.6%
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is medium bodied, with a golden/orange color. The aroma of the beer grabs your attention immediately, with a mixture of spice, hops, and citrus, and floral overtones greeting the nose. Foaminess is average. As you drink a glass of this beer, it leaves a pattern of lace on the sides of your glass and it is common to find a thin layer of yeast sediment in the bottom of the bottle.
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale has a distinct hopped flavor. This beer is brewed using two- row barley malt, caramel malt, ale yeast, Perle and Cascade Hops. The taste of the Cascade hops is obvious, but this ale also manages to have a slightly malty taste, which helps keep the beer from becoming too bitter. There is a somewhat creamy texture, with a citrus and spice accented body. The finish of the beer is bitter.
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is a classic American Pale Ale. It may not be the best pale ale in America, but it's still very good and it stands as a benchmark to the American Pale Ale style. The citrus hop profile and the malty backbone make this a beer worth seeking out.
06-21-2008 23:45:52 | More by BryanCarey
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,559 ratings.